Case Reports

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  1. Case report

    Beneficial effect of kidney transplantation from a deceased donor on severe chronic refractory intradialytic hypotension – a case report

    Chronic refractory hypotension (IDH, intradialytic hypotension) is a rare but serious problem encountered in patients on hemodialysis. Patients with chronic hypotension are often disqualified by transplant tea...

    Ewa Ignacak, Dominik Cieniawski, Alina Bętkowska-Prokop, Czesław Osuch, Marek Kuźniewski and Władysław Sułowicz

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:248

    Published on: 20 July 2017

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    Hemolytic uremic syndrome as the presenting manifestation of WT1 mutation and Denys-Drash syndrome: a case report

    Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) can occur as a primary process due to mutations in complement genes or secondary to another underlying disease. HUS sometimes occurs in the setting of glomerular diseases, and i...

    Joseph L. Alge, Scott E. Wenderfer, John Hicks, Mir Reza Bekheirnia, Deborah A. Schady, Jamey S. Kain and Michael C. Braun

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:243

    Published on: 18 July 2017

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    Long-term renal survival of γ3-heavy chain deposition disease: a case report

    Monoclonal immunoglobulin deposition disease (MIDD) is characterized by the non-amyloid deposition of monoclonal immunoglobulin fragments in the basement membranes. Heavy chain deposition disease (HCDD) is a t...

    Takayuki Katsuno, Shige Mizuno, Masatsuna Mabuchi, Naotake Tsuboi, Atsushi Komatsuda and Shoichi Maruyama

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:239

    Published on: 17 July 2017

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    Discovery of a novel dominant mutation in the REN gene after forty years of renal disease: a case report

    Heterozygous mutations in the gene encoding renin (REN) cause autosomal dominant tubulointerstitial kidney disease (ADTKD), early-onset anaemia and hyperuricaemia; only four different mutations have been describe...

    Rhian L. Clissold, Helen C. Clarke, Olivera Spasic-Boskovic, Kim Brugger, Stephen Abbs, Coralie Bingham and Charles Shaw-Smith

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:234

    Published on: 12 July 2017

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    Fainting Fanconi syndrome clarified by proxy: a case report

    Rare diseases may elude diagnosis due to unfamiliarity of the treating physicians with the specific disorder. Yet, advances in genetics have tremendously enhanced our ability to establish specific and sometime...

    Stephen Benedict Walsh, Robert Unwin, Robert Kleta, William van’t Hoff, Paul Bass, Khalid Hussain, Sian Ellard and Detlef Bockenhauer

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:230

    Published on: 11 July 2017

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    The role of thrombectomy and diffusion-weighted imaging with MRI in post-transplant renal vein thrombosis: a case report

    Surgical thrombectomy in the context of acute renal vein thrombosis (RVT) post-transplantation has had limited success, with considerable variation in the surgical techniques used. Unfortunately, it is usually...

    Paraish Misra, Anish Kirpalani, General Leung, Paraskevi A. Vlachou, Jason Y. Lee, Serge Jothy, Jeffrey Zaltzman and Darren A. Yuen

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:224

    Published on: 10 July 2017

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    Successful treatment of a patient with refractory nephrotic syndrome with PCSK9 inhibitors: a case report

    The proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitor evolocumab is a low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-lowering drug with a new mechanism, which is currently available in Japan. Here, for the first ...

    Yuki Awanami, Makoto Fukuda, Yasunori Nonaka, Tsuyoshi Takashima, Keiichiro Matsumoto, Masatora Yamasaki, Motoaki Miyazono and Yuji Ikeda

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:221

    Published on: 6 July 2017

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    Nephron development and extrarenal features in a child with congenital nephrotic syndrome caused by null LAMB2 mutations

    Congenital nephrotic syndrome (CNS) is a rare disorder caused by various structural and developmental defects of glomeruli. It occurs typically as an isolated kidney disorder but associates sometimes with othe...

    Jiro Kino, Hiroyasu Tsukaguchi, Takahisa Kimata, Huan Thanh Nguyen, Yorika Nakano, Noriko Miyake, Naomichi Matsumoto and Kazunari Kaneko

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:220

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  9. Case report

    Incremental short daily home hemodialysis: a case series

    Patients starting dialysis often have substantial residual kidney function. Incremental hemodialysis provides a hemodialysis prescription that supplements patients’ residual kidney function while maintaining t...

    Stephanie M. Toth-Manikowski, Surekha Mullangi, Seungyoung Hwang and Tariq Shafi

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:216

    Published on: 5 July 2017

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    Clinical improvement of renal amyloidosis in a patient with systemic-onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis who received tocilizumab treatment: a case report and literature review

    Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a common rheumatic disease in children and adolescents. Although JIA may cause secondary amyloidosis, this is a rare complication in patients with JIA and other rheumatic...

    Songkiat Chantarogh, Soamarat Vilaiyuk, Thipwimol Tim-Aroon and Suchin Worawichawong

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:159

    Published on: 12 May 2017

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    Ultrastructural deposits appearing as “zebra bodies” in renal biopsy: Fabry disease?– comparative case reports

    Fabry Disease (FD) is a genetic disorder caused by alpha-galactosidase A deficiency. Certain drugs, such as hydroxychloroquine, can produce renal deposits that mimic morphological findings seen in FD, characte...

    Precil Diego Miranda de Menezes Neves, Juliana Reis Machado, Fabiano Bichuette Custódio, Maria Luíza Gonçalves dos Reis Monteiro, Shigueo Iwamoto, Marlene Freire, Marisa França Ferreira and Marlene Antônia dos Reis

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:157

    Published on: 12 May 2017

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    Novel mutation in the SLC12A3 gene in a Sri Lankan family with Gitelman syndrome & coexistent diabetes: a case report

    Gitelman syndrome (GS) is a rare autosomal recessively inherited salt-wasting tubulopathy associated with mutations in the SLC12A3 gene, which encodes for NaCl cotransporter (NCC) in the kidney.

    Chandrika Jayakanthi Subasinghe, Nirmala Dushyanthi Sirisena, Chula Herath, Knut Erik Berge, Trond Paul Leren, Uditha Bulugahapitiya and Vajira Harshadeva Weerabaddana Dissanayake

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:140

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  13. Case report

    A case report of severe calciphylaxis – suggested approach for diagnosis and treatment

    Calciphylaxis is a serious complication in patients with chronic kidney disease associated mineral and bone disorder. It can occur in conditions with low and high bone turnover. So far, there are no definite d...

    Margret Patecki, Gabriele Lehmann, Jan Hinrich Bräsen, Jessica Schmitz, Anna Bertram, Lars Daniel Berthold, Hermann Haller and Wilfried Gwinner

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:137

    Published on: 21 April 2017

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    Antenatal nephromegaly and propionic acidemia: a case report

    Propionic acidemia (PA) is a rare but severe recessive autosomal disease, presenting with non specific signs in the first years of life. Prenatal diagnosis is invasive (amniocentesis) and limited to suspect ca...

    Ségolène Bernheim, Georges Deschênes, Manuel Schiff, Isabelle Cussenot and Olivier Niel

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:110

    Published on: 30 March 2017

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    Successful multigravid pregnancy in a 42-year-old patient on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis and a review of the literature

    For peritoneal dialysis patients, the likelihood of conception is low and the probability of getting through the pregnancy successfully is even lower. Almost 60 years after the first reported case of a success...

    Thiam Seong Christopher Lim, Malini Shanmuganathan, Irene Wong and Bak Leong Goh

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:108

    Published on: 29 March 2017

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